Finding problems will add extra bucks to the job, since issues that crop up need to be rectified and, with the boat out of service, doing it then makes sense, especially considering hauling and yard costs. "For example, we knew there were three planks below the waterline that needed replacement," Anderson offered. "What we didn't know was whether those nearby were bad as well as the ribs. "The only way we could find out was to get that old stuff out of there and have a look." The same holds true for most repairs of this type, even with more familiar fiberglass work. A nick, ding, gouge, or stress crack in the gel-coat may be an easy fix, but a compromised substrate or delamination problems are more complicated, and usually quite costly, repairs.